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Henry Mette
(1834-1901)
Berhardine (Bernhardin) A./Bernardine Thomas
(1845-1913)
Living
Caroline (Carrie) Pauline Ahrens
(-1916)
John Henry Mette I
(1869-1944)
Grace May Smith
(1871-1956)
Earl Raymond Mette
(1897-1974)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Sylvia Horkey

Earl Raymond Mette 34,114,665

  • Born: 11 Jul 1897, Illinois 34,92,114,150
  • Marriage: Sylvia Horkey
  • Died: 3 Jul 1974, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA at age 76 81,292,370
  • Buried: 6 Jul 1974, Mt. Olive, Chicago, Cook, IL 81
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bullet  General Notes:

According to the 1920 census, he was a switchman on the railroad -- same as his brother, George.

According to his obit, he was a 50 yr. member of Cleveland Lodge No. 211 A.F. and A.M., Chicago Commandry No. 19 and Willy N. Egan Lodge No. 126 R.A.M.

Earl R. Mette, Sr., beloved husband of Sylvia, nee Horkey; dear father of Earl R., Jr. (Marilynn); grandfather of Warren and John Mette and Janice Carlson; great-grandfather of Christopher and Eric Mette; brother of Grace Harris and John Mette. 50 year member of Cleveland Lodge No. 211 A.F and A.M., Chicago Commandry No. 19 and Willy N. Egan Lodge No. 126 R.A.M. Service Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave. Interment Mount Olive. Visitation after 3 p.m. Friday.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: July 05, 1974
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19740705dn137

This guy had trouble getting along with the rest of the Mettes, so he bought a home on the northwest side of Chicago, near Central & Addison Aves. They occasionally traveled by stretcar out to visit his parents... that was an all day trip at that time. source: Earl & Marilynn Mette's email of 3-28-2008

Earl was born with the aid of a midwife, the same one used to birth William & George Mette, and a bunch of other Mettes -- Mrs. Mary Boehm. He was born at home.

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bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Birth: From Social Security Application, 11 Jul 1895, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 454

Birth Record. 666 Listed as Raymond (not Earl). Assisted at birth by Mrs. Boehm, living at 2575 Emerald Ave.

Residence, 1 Jun 1900, 7536 Lowe Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 34 Living here were John H., Grace his wife, and sons George H., and Earl R. Ward 5, enumeration district 119, sheet 1.

Residence, 24 Aug 1918-1920, 4023 S. Rockwell, Chicago, Cook, IL. 14,150

Residence, 1922, 1121 S. Mayfield Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 80

Physical Description, 24 Aug 1918, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 150 Brown hair, brown eyes

Occupation: Worker on Santa Fe Railroad. 563

Occupation: Worker on B& O Railroad. 563 Worked for B&O until retirement at age 67. He lied about his age in order to get the job... made himself 2 years older.

Occupation: Switchman for the railroad, 19 Jan 1920, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 14

Organizations: a mason. 563

Residence, 11 Jul 1897, 2536 Sanger, Chicago, Cook, IL. 114

Residence, 1 Apr 1901, 2536 Lowe Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 565

Residence, 14 Apr 1940, 556 Cornelia Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 6 Living here are Earl as head, wife Sylvia, and son Earl Jr.

Occupation: Switchman on the railroad, 9 Apr 1940, Chicago, Cook , IL, USA. 6

Obituary: Chi. Tribune, Jul 1974. Chicago Tribune (IL) - July 05, 1974
METTE
Deceased Name: Earl R. Mette, Sr.
Earl R. Mette, Sr., beloved husband of Sylvia, nee Horkey; dear father of Earl R., Jr. (Marilynn); grandfather of Warren and John Mette and Janice Carlson; great-grandfather of Christopher and Eric Mette; brother of Grace Harris and John Mette. 50 year member of Cleveland Lodge No. 211 A.F and A.M., Chicago Commandry No. 19 and Willy N. Egan Lodge No. 126 R.A.M. Service Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. at Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave. Interment Mount Olive. Visitation after 3 p.m. Friday.
Chicago Tribune (IL)
Date: July 05, 1974
Edition: Chicago Tribune
Record Number: 19740705dn137
Copyright 1974, Chicago Tribune. For permission to reprint, contact Chicago Tribune.

Funeral, Jul 1974. 81 Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave.

Residence, 3 Jul 1974, 5540 W. Cornelia Ave., Chicago, Cook, IL. 44


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Earl married Sylvia Horkey. (Sylvia Horkey was born on 2 May 1895 in Illinois 93 and died in Nov 1978 in Chicago, Cook , IL, USA 93.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Married by a Catholic priest in the church -- source: Marilynn Mette, email 1-22-09.



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